Employment Opportunities

Adjunct Instructor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Adjunct Instructor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Posted: May 17, 2023

Position Overview

The Department Criminology and Criminal Justice invites applications for adjunct faculty to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Adjunct instructors are needed for the following lecture-based courses in the Fall 2023 semester:

  • Undergraduate Level Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Undergraduate Level Criminalistics

  • Graduate Level Advanced Research Methods and Evaluation

  • Graduate Level Criminological Theory


The candidates should meet the following qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate or advanced doctoral candidacy in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a related field;

  • A record of college-level teaching experience;

  • An understanding and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion in undergraduate and/or graduate curriculum are also a requirement;

  • Experience using Canvas preferred

Application materials should include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Contact information for three professional references (name, title, address, phone number, email address)

  • Applicants will be notified before references are contacted.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations:

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on- campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The College’s 260-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.